Month: March 2017

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo

Lincoln in the Bardo: A Novel by George Saunders  According to an interview with the author, Saunders was inspired to write this book when he learned that Abraham Lincoln was known to visit and hold his son’s body after he died of typhoid fever.  Willie Lincoln died when he was 11 years old and while his …

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TTT – 10 Books to Read in a Day

TTT – 10 Books to Read in a Day

I’m joining up with the Broke and the Bookish this week to talk about my Top Ten Books to Read in a day.  This one is kind of hard for me because I haven’t been able to read a book in a day in a long time.   So please know that, more than likely, I did …

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Morning Pages are a Morning Miracle

Morning Pages are a Morning Miracle

Tomorrow will be the three month mark for my morning pages.  On December 21 I started a morning routine of writing in my journal every single day.  Much to my surprise, I’ve only missed a handful of days which makes this my longest stretch of journaling ever! I’ve always wanted to be the person who had …

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The Liebster Award Nomination – Aww shucks

The Liebster Award Nomination – Aww shucks

The fabulous Laila at Big Reading Life nominated me for the Liebster Award!  This is a sweet little award that aims to help us connect to other book bloggers.  Thank you Laila! The Rules:  Thank the person who nominated you. Answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you. Nominate 11 other people (preferably those with under …

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Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books On My Spring TBR

Top Ten Tuesday – 10 Books On My Spring TBR

I was so happy to see that The Broke and the Bookish’s Top 10 Tuesday has returned!  If you’re unfamiliar, the writers over there offer a weekly topic and lots of book bloggers link up with their posts.  This week’s topic is the Top 10 Books on My Spring TBR. I predict that my spring …

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The Stuff of Legends — The Buried Giant

The Stuff of Legends — The Buried Giant

The Buried Giant (Vintage International) by Kazuo Ishiguro This story is full of ogres, dragons, and pixies – definitely not what I was expecting for my first Kazuo Ishiguro novel! Set in the time of Arthurian legend, Beatrice and Axl are on a quest to their son’s village.  It’s a difficult journey not just because of …

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Reading Is Not A Competitive Sport

Reading Is Not A Competitive Sport

I heard a phrase on last week’s episode of What Should I Read Next that’s stuck with me: “Reading is not a competitive sport.”  And sometimes, I agree with that statement.  Making it competitive can be fun when you’re doing well in the competition, but it isn’t as fun when you’re losing.   I’m aiming to …

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What I’m Reading Now

What I’m Reading Now

Hello friends (and welcome to new readers)! This is a sticky post that stays at the top of my blog.  I wanted an easy way for people to find what I’m reading now.  My aim is to update this as much as I can.  And as always, you can find my full list of read books …

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A Man Called Ove

A Man Called Ove

Thumbnail Review: “A time like that comes for every man, when he chooses what sort of man he wants to be. And if you don’t know the story, you don’t know the man.” This was the story of Ove (pronounced oo-va), a crotchedy old man in Sweden who had more to live for than he …

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Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Longlist!!!

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2017 Longlist!!!

Happy International Women’s Day!  And you know what else that means, right?  The Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction longlist is released!!  Every year I say that I’m going to read the longlist for some prize and I never follow through with it.  But this is my year and my list, I can just feel it! Here’s …

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